Talk:List of countries by electricity production from renewable sources

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Please add more countries and more data to complete this list.Calvingao (talk) 02:48, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Expand associated articles[edit]

The table shows gaps in the coverage of this topic. The associated articles need creation or expanding. Once this is done all the refs can got to the articles. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 21:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

New Discussion[edit]

A discussion has been started at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Countries/Lists of countries which could affect the inclusion criteria and title of this and other lists of countries. Editors are invited to participate. Pfainuk talk 11:34, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Change the title[edit]

Because it's alphabetical, not by production. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Klotz (talkcontribs) 17:34, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I added one table for production, updated the data and clearned up the table.Calvingao (talk) 23:53, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Correct unit[edit]

Terawatt-hour per what? Per year? The current unit of the table, TW.h, just doesn't make sense, as it's a unit of energy, not of (average, longterm) power. Ruud Harmsen (talk) 07:19, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Terawatt hour is a unit energy as you said. It is a unit like kW*h to measure the amount of electricity produced over a period of time.Calvingao (talk) 23:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Either TWh is the total amount of energy they have produced since the beginning of time, or the unit is wrong and should be TWh/year or something else. - LM nov 27 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:29, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Add EU?[edit]

Should the data for the European Union be added? It is included (unranked) in many other articles such as countries by carbon dioxide emissions. TimeClock871 (talk) 06:55, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Apparent contradiction[edit]

I apologise for not having put anything in the talk page initially. Here is what I said in the edit summary and it seems that it still applies: if you arrange the table by Total(TWh), it's clear there's different data for the table the at top from the one further down. As an example, China's figure in the top table has 682.09 whereas in the bottom table it has 576.1. For other countries the figures are sometimes the same: India, Japan, Norway, Russia and America are all fine. But the ones for Germany, Brazil, Canada and China are different for some reason. Or else, is there any possible reason for this discrepancy? Is it fine for them to be different? If so, could it please be explained on the article why the numbers add up differently in the two tables? Munci (talk) 21:27, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Seems like factual inaccuracies to me. Rehman(+) 13:24, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
It is simply data from different years. Someone should update some data in the second table.Calvingao (talk) 18:06, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Conflict of data[edit]

data on table 1 and table 2 are different. foe example,Hydroelectricity in China in table 1 is 652.05 twh/year but the table 2 says it is 487.7 twh/year. I know the first is in 2009 and the second in 2008. but it is impossible to increase it 30 percent by one year. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:38, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

The Three Gorges Dam is still coming online so I don't think it is "impossible" as you say. Rmhermen (talk) 16:38, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

nuclear power?[edit]

can we have information on this? should it be considered as renewable? Akinkhoo (talk) 16:42, 9 March 2011 (UTC) Nuclear power generally is considered to be non-renewable because we cannot turn nuclear waste into brand new nuclear fuel again. Calvingao (talk) 05:33, 10 March 2011 (UTC) For nuclear power you need uranium (or plutonium). The reserves of this are larger then for fossil fuels but still not infinite. So it is definitely not renewable.Nico (talk) 08:43, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Wrong numbers[edit]

Hi. The Wind Power Numbers are - compared to the cited source - totally wrong. E.g. 34,603 for the US in the source but 70 in the article... (talk) 14:48, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Comes from this source: and is referred correctly, but of course with numbers from different years for different countries the table does not give a fair comparison (for sure as this numbers are rapidly changing). Nico (talk) 15:53, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Wrong numbers 2[edit]

Hello. This whole article is a mess. Sorry to put it this way. The figures in the table are mixing up commas and dots (American vs European system), and the numbers are completely wrong in a lot of countries. For instance: it sais the Netherlands produces 113.503 TWh of power, more than Germany (102.5). This is very incorrect, and can easily be seen that it's wrong because Netherlands only has about 8% renewable sources in its electricity, while Germany has 16.5 % and is a lot bigger economy. Same goes for France, Russia, etc etc. There is so much wrong in this table that I don't know where to begin to correct it. Better would be to completely delete it and start from scratch. — Preceding unsigned comment added by M48b (talkcontribs) 07:48, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

I checked a bit the history of this article. It seems as somebody has mixed up 'total energy production' and total 'renewable energy production'. I ll make it more clear.Nico (talk) 13:50, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Deleted all the numbers in the 'Total renewable' column that were not realistic (should roughly be the same as the sum of the other columns). It s a pity because i think the numbers were added in good faith and it must have been quite an effort to add them. Nico (talk) 14:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
As for the commas and dots, note that the first column is in TW.h/year and the other columns are in GW.h/year.Nico (talk) 14:23, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Wrong numbers 3[edit]

Mexico's numbers are messed up. The total is shown 239 but it doesn't total to that amount. First i thought the comma is misplaced in the hydroelectricity column but still it wont sum up to the total. Pls somebody take a look at it.Mayurchanakya (talk) 17:29, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Europe solar update[edit]

Europe solar total need to be update. It cannot be lower than Germany!Qualitas1 (talk) 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Percentages would be useful[edit]

Percentage of energy from renewables by country would be a more accurate metric if you're looking to see who the greenest countries are. For example, China and the United States are pretty darn high on this list, but are some of the least green countries in the world as they both rely largely on fossil fuels. (talk) 00:08, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

50% of China's energy usage is fossil fuels. China is pretty low.

-G — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:49, 29 August 2014 (UTC)